When the world first saw the trailer for Designated Survivor a couple of years ago, it seemed inevitable that it would be a huge hit. The show had an instantly compelling premise: What if Congress was destroyed in a terrorist attack, and all of a sudden the “designated survivor” – a low ranking cabinet member – instantly became the President?
It looked as though the show would be a blend of two previous hits, that I was an enormous fan of: The terrorist-fightin’ conspiracy thriller 24 and fast-talking political drama The West Wing. Oh, and in case that doesn’t sound exciting enough – did we mention that actual Jack frickin’ Bauer will be playing POTUS? Read more